Who is Africa's iconic Big 5?

In Africa, the big five game animals are the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros. The term "big five game" (quoted as "Big Five") was coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. And it has nothing to do with size

 Lions

Lion

Lions are top of the food chain and they know it.
Lions are also pretty hungry types
Lions tend to hunt mostly at night
Lions are social animals

 African Elephant

Elephant

African elephants are the worlds’ biggest land mammal
Elephants can weigh up to six tons
Elephants are  found in the Kruger, not in the Kalahari
Elephant bulls get pretty upset by anything

 Leopard

Leopard

Leopards drag their kill carcass up a tree.
Leopards’ favoured prey include baboons.
Leopards are loners. No friends.
Leopards are aggressive when cornered.

 Rhinoceros

Rhino

Rhinos come in 2 types: white & black
Rhino names has nothing to do with their colour
Rhinos are herbivores
White rhinos are bigger than their black brothers

 Buffalo

Buffalo

Buffalos will backtrack to stalk you
Buffalos can weigh in at 800kg
Buffalo herd can be thousands
Buffalos are inquisitive & will sniff your vehicle

 

big 5 in africa elephant

In Africa, the big five game animals are the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros.

Africa Big 5

south africa waterfall

The sounds of the falls stay with you as you wind your way closer. Suddenly the forest opens up and the falls drop into a pool.

South African Waterfalls

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